SIGCOMM News

  • January 31, 2020

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    Announcing new SIG Education Director
    Announcing SIGCOMM podcasts
    Submissions to ACM SIGCOMM are due soon!
    Submissions to the July issue of SIGCOMM CCR
    Call for Proposals for the 5th Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW '20)
    Three SIGCOMM award deadlines on March 31st
    ACM SOSR’20: Call for Participation / Registration
    Call for Volunteers: CRA-WP and CRA-URMD workshops
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    New SIG Education Director
    We welcome Matthew Caesar as the new SIGCOMM Education Director.  Matt is replacing Tristan Henderson, whom we would like to thank for his several years of service to the SIG in that capacity.
     

    New SIGCOMM podcasts
     
    While working on the celebration of SIGCOMM’s 50th anniversary, we discussed about the possibility of recording podcasts with SIGCOMM award winners. In parallel, Russ White had been recording podcasts about the history of networking and he offered to record podcasts with SIGCOMM award winners. The first of these podcasts is a discussion with Jennifer Rexford on the history of the history of programmable control planes. Other podcasts will be released in the coming months.
     

    Submissions to ACM SIGCOMM are due soon!
     
    The ACM SIGCOMM conference is the premier venue to publish novel and
    significant research results in the field of computer
    networking. Please submit your best work!
     
    Paper submissions are due on Friday Feb 7, 2020 at 11.59 PM Eastern Time.
    Submission website: https://sigcomm2020.hotcrp.com/
    Conference website: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2020/
    Call for Papers: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2020/cfp.html
    Detailed submission instructions: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2020/submission.html
     

    Deadline for the July issue of ACM SIGCOMM CCR is March 1st
     
    ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) newsletter is published every quarter. The deadline for the submission of technical papers and editorials for the July issue of CCR is conference is March 1st, 2020. 
     
    You can find submission details at https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/instructions-for-submission/

    Call for Proposals for the 5th Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW '20)
     
    The 5th Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW '20) is a one day event bringing together researchers, operators and representatives of the Internet standards community. Co-located with IETF 108 in Madrid, ANRW '20 will take place on Monday July 27th, at the IETF venue.
     
    We are looking for submissions in the form of short papers discussing original research that is relevant to the IETF and IRTF community and can lead to changes to, or new insights on Internet standards and protocols. We also solicit descriptions of early work or updates on ongoing work in the form of lightning papers that are presented as posters at the workshop. Participating in ANRW '20 provides an excellent opportunity to interact with the IETF and IRTF community.
     
    For more information, see the full call for proposals here: https://irtf.org/anrw/2020/cfp.html
    Mirja Kühlewind and Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (co-chairs of ANRW '20)
     

    Three SIGCOMM award deadlines on March 31st
     
    Please note that March 31st marks the deadline for nominations for 3 of our SIGCOMM awards: i) SIGCOMM award for lifetime contribution, ii) SIGCOMM networking systems award, and iii) SIGCOMM Test of Time award (optional). Please follow the nomination guidelines at http://www.sigcomm.org/awards.

    ACM SOSR’20: Call for Participation / Registration
     
    The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to the ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR), to be held on March 3, 2020 in San Jose, CA. SOSR is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN, building on past years' successful SOSR and HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshops. New to this year, SOSR will be co-­located with the Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit to foster interaction between academic and industrial attendees.
     
    We are also pleased to announce that we will again be giving out the SOSR Software Systems Award at this year's SOSR, which recognizes software that has significantly impacted SDN.
     
    Registration details: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sosr/2020/register.html
     

    Call for Volunteers: CRA-WP and CRA-URMD workshops 
     
    SIGCOMM supports increasing diversity in the community and has been a sponsor of CRA-WP workshops. We are looking for volunteers to attend two upcoming CRA-WP grad cohort workshops. The CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing-related studies and research by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies. The CRA-WP Grad Cohort Workshop for URMD, created more recently, has similar goals, but for underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities. Both workshops include a mix of formal presentations, informal discussions and social events. Senior computing researchers and other professionals share pertinent information on graduate school survival skills, as well as insights about their experiences. The Grad Cohort for URMD takes place on March 5-7 in Austin, while the Grad Cohort for Women happens on April 16-18 in New Orleans. 
     
    SIGCOMM is looking for members from the community to volunteer to participate in either of these two workshops. We offer registration and will cover domestic air travel and accommodation expenses, and expect the volunteer to participate in activities and engage in discussions with attendees interested in computer networks and communications (e.g., by  manning the thematic lunch table and mingling with attendees in informal discussions and during social events). Volunteers will help attendees understand the pros and cons of pursuing a research career in the field and the opportunities available in the SIGCOMM community. If you are willing to help, please contact Marinho Barcellos at marinho@acm.org as soon as possible.

  • January 2, 2020

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    Call for Nominations: ACM SIGCOMM SOSR Software Systems Award
    Call for Demos and Posters: ACM SIGCOMM SOSR
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    Call for Nominations, ACM SIGCOMM SOSR Software Systems Award
    The ACM SIGCOMM SOSR Software Systems Award is given to an individual or an institution to recognize the development of a software system that has had a significant impact on software-defined networking (SDN) research, implementations, and tools. The impact may be reflected in the widespread adoption of the system, or of its underlying concepts, by the wider SDN community, either in research projects, in the open-source community, or commercially. The award includes a prize of $1,000. The award is presented at the Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) each year and the winner is invited to give a talk at the conference.
     
    Nominations should be submitted by email to sosr-award@sigcomm.org on or before January 22nd, 2020 to be considered for this year’s award.
     
    More details: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sosr/2020/award.html
     

    Call for Demos and Posters - ACM SOSR 2020
    The ACM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR '20) demos and posters session showcases research projects current that are in an early stage and could benefit from community feedback. We particularly invite the submission of emerging results in SDN research that address timely problems. In the past, we had great discussions over the demos and posters session, and we hope to replicate the same success this year. Please submit your coolest ongoing work!
     
    More details: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sosr/2020/calls.html

  • December 4, 2019

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    ACM History Fellowship Call for Proposals
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    ACM History Fellowship Call for Proposals
    The ACM History Committee runs a competition for research projects on or centrally related to ACM history, which has resulted in 30 fellowships awarded since the start of this fellowship program in 2009.   Many of these awards have gone to scholars (graduate students to senior scholars). The ACM History Committee’s 2020 fellowship call for proposal is now open and anyone with interests in contributing to documenting ACM’s history is encouraged to apply.  
    The submission deadline for applications is February 15, 2020.
    The application link is:  http://history.acm.org/public/public_documents/acm_history_fellowship_announce.php

  • October 28, 2019

    CCR is SIGCOMM's newsletter.  It is published quarterly and publishes 
    both peer-reviewed technical papers and non-peer reviewed editorial 
    content.  It also serves as a forum for the publication of reports from 
    SIG's sponsored workshops and conferences, and as of 2012 the best of 
    CCR papers appear for presentation at ACM SIGCOMM. Publication of the 
    newsletter is overseen by the CCR Editor with the help of an Editorial 
    Board consisting of Area Editors.  The CCR editor manages the paper 
    submission, review, and publication process together with the Editorial 
    Board.  Reviews are currently managed through hotcrp.com and papers are 
    published on both the ACM DL and CCR Online, although the latter may end 
    now that access to CCR papers in the ACM DL is open-access.
     
    In addition to the above responsibilities, the CCR editor also solicits 
    editorial submissions and over the years has launched a number of 
    initiatives aimed at broadening the impact and scope of CCR.  One such 
    example was the creation of an artifacts evaluation committee tasked 
    with handling artifact submissions either directly or for papers 
    published in some of the SIG's sponsored conferences. Another more 
    recent is the exploration of podcasts, to be hosted on the DL, to 
    commemorate the SIG's 50th birthday.
     
    The term of the current CCR Editor, Olivier Bonaventure, is coming to an 
    end and the SIGCOMM EC is issuing an open call for nominations to 
    identify his replacement. In addition to continuing the tradition of 
    quality and innovation that has been CCR's trademark, as we move some of 
    the publication aspects into the ACM DL and explore other means of 
    offloading logistical support, the new CCR Editor will have the 
    opportunity to launch new initiatives aimed at best serving the needs of 
    our community.
     
    Interested candidates should submit by email to the SIG Chair 
    (guerin@acm.org) a short two-page statement highlighting the experience 
    they bring to the position and articulating their vision for the 
    newsletter, a link to a recent CV, and a list of three names that the 
    SIGCOMM EC could contact for references.

  • October 28, 2019

    SIGCOMM is ACM's professional forum for discussing communications and 
    computer networks. The SIG sponsors a range of conferences and awards 
    travel grants to attend them, oversees the publication of its 
    newsletter, CCR, and organizes various events for its members, including 
    summer schools and students workshops. In particular, the SIG has a 
    strong tradition of activities aimed at encouraging the participation of 
    students and junior researchers.
     
    The SIGCOMM Education Director is responsible for coordinating 
    activities aimed at creating educational material and opportunities on 
    various networking topics for students and our members, as well as for 
    soliciting and initiating new activities in those areas. Examples of 
    past such activities include contributions to ACM/IEEE CS Curriculum, 
    organizing shadow TPCs, supporting summer schools, organizing education 
    workshops, initiating the CoNEXT student workshop, editing the SIGCOMM 
    ebook on recent advances in networking, etc.
     
    The new SIGCOMM Education Director is expected to not only continue 
    coordinating existing educational activities, but also contribute to 
    encouraging and creating new proposals that address the expectations of 
    today's students and teachers. Possible ideas include exploring MOOCs, 
    webinars, improving the quality of wikipedia networking pages, 
    organizing hackathons or education workshops on emerging topics.  The 
    SIG is committed to helping support greater educational initiatives and 
    resources will be made available to help the new Education Director 
    realize them.
     
    Interested candidates should submit by email to the SIG Chair 
    (guerin@acm.org) a short (one or two pages) statement describing their 
    vision and objectives for this position, a link to a recent CV, and a 
    list of three names that the SIGCOMM EC could contact for references.

  • October 1, 2019

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    Call for Papers, ACM SOSR 2020
    Call for Papers, Workshop on Buffer Sizing (BS’19)
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    Call for Papers, ACM SOSR 2020
    More than 10 years have now elapsed since the beginning of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Over the course of a decade, SDN has fueled incredible innovation, revolutionizing virtually all networking areas. SDN is now deployed in a growing number of production and experimental settings, including data centers, enterprise networks, content providers, and Internet Service Providers.

    The ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN, building on past years' successful SOSR and HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshops. New to this year, SOSR will be co-­located with the Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit on March 3, 2020 in San Jose, CA.to foster interaction between academic and industrial attendees.

    We invite submissions on a wide range of research on the broad area of software-defined, programmable networks, and more. 

    Paper registration(with abstract): November 8, 2019 (AoE)
    Paper submission: November 15, 2019 (AoE)
    More details https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sosr/2020/calls.html

    Call for Papers, Workshop on Buffer Sizing 2019 (BS’19)
    Buffer Sizing, Stanford University December 2-3, 2019
    http://buffer-workshop.stanford.edu/

    Despite lots of discussion in academia and industry, there isn’t consensus about how big a router buffer should be. Choosing a buffer size is inherently complicated: It depends on (at least) the congestion control algorithm, AQM (marking and dropping policies), load-balancing, traffic engineering and the applications generating the traffic. So far, there has been some measurement and theory, but little consensus.

    Involving academics and industry stakeholders, the goal of this workshop is to improve our understanding of how to pick buffer sizes in different parts of the network (e.g. DC, WAN, last mile, WiFi, cellular), for different applications (video, HPC, Hadoop-like, financial) and for different congestion control algorithms. Ideally, we would like to establish, from a mix of theoretical and experimental results, guidelines that can be used in practice to size routers’ buffers, and provide guidance to semiconductor and equipment providers.

    Register paper or talk proposal on website: Before October 15 at 11.59pm Pacific Time.
    Submit 4-6 page paper or 2 page proposal: Before October 22 at 11.59pm Pacific Time.
    More details: http://buffer-workshop.stanford.edu/cfp/

  • August 31, 2019

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    Announcement: Passing of Sally Floyd
    Congratulations to Ethan Katz-Bassett on winning the 2019 SIGCOMM rising star award
    Call for site proposals for SIGCOMM 2021
    ACM ICN’19: Call for Participation / Registration
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    Announcement: Passing of Sally Floyd

    We are sad to announce the passing of Sally Floyd, a long-time SIG member and past SIGCOMM Award winner (2007) for her far-reaching contributions to Internet architecture and her work in identifying practical ways to control and stabilize Internet congestion. Sally also held the position of SIG Vice-Chair from 1995 till 1999, and served as Program co-Chair of the 1996 SIGCOMM conference. She is also remembered as a caring mentor and thoughtful collaborator to many members of our community.

    Congratulations to Ethan Katz-Bassett on winning the 2019 SIGCOMM rising star award

    The award is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, in improving the reliability and performance of Internet services. His practical and principled measurement-driven approach has led to innovative high-impact contributions across academia and industry.

    The rising star award committee, comprised of Lixin Gao (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Thomas Karagiannis (MSR Cambridge, chair), Craig Partridge (Colorado State University), Lili Qiu (University of Texas at Austin).
    Call for site proposals for SIGCOMM 2021

    The SIGCOMM Executive Committee is soliciting proposals for hosting SIGCOMM 2021, which will be held in Europe. Information about the conference and the format of site proposals as well as instructions for site proposals can be found on the web at:
    http://sigcomm.org/events/sigcomm-conference
    and
    https://www.sigcomm.org/conference-planning/sigcomm-planning/site-propos...
    The deadline for full site proposals is October 15, 2019, but proposers are encouraged to let the Executive Committee know about their intent to propose earlier. Please e-mail site proposals, intent to propose, and questions to the EC conference coordinator, Steve Uhlig (steve.uhlig@qmul.ac.uk).

    ACM ICN’19: Call for Participation / Registration

    ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking 2019, Macau, SAR China, September 24-26, 2019

    The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to the 6th ACM conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN), to be held in Macao, SAR China from September 24-26, 2019. ACM ICN 2019 is focusing on significant research contributions to ICN as broadly defined, and featuring paper presentations, posters, and demonstrations.

    **Change of Venue**
    In contrast to previous announcements, ICN '19 has been moved to Macau University in Macau due to the continuing concerns regarding events in Hong Kong.

    More details: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2019/

  • August 1, 2019

    July 2019 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    SIGCOMM 50th Anniversary panel
    Announcing changes to the SIGCOMM Executive Committee
    Computer Communication Review (The ACM Newsletter), The July 2019 Issue
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    SIGCOMM 50th Anniversary panel
     
    As part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of SIGCOMM, a panel discussion on "Past and Future Directions in Networking Research" will be held during the first session of the SIGCOMM conference on Wednesday, August 21. The panel will start with a brief introductory video by Vint Cerf before opening up to discussions with our panelists. The panelists will be Dah Ming Chiu (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Manya Ghobadi  (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Mark Handley (University College, London) , Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University), and Lixia Zhang (University of California at Los Angeles), and the discussion will be moderated by Bruce Maggs (Duke University and Akamai Technologies).
     

    Announcing changes to the SIGCOMM Executive Committee
     
    After serving for a little over two years as SIGCOMM vice-chair, Aditya Akella has asked to step down.  We would like to thank him for his efforts in promoting the SIG and advancing its agenda during that period.  It represents a non-trivial amount of time and energy.
    As per the SIG's bylaws regarding vacancies and appointments, in such instances the board is tasked with selecting a replacement, and while we are sad to see Aditya go, we are delighted to announce that Sujata Banerjee has agreed to serve as the new SIG vice-chair. 
    Please join us in thanking Aditya for his service and welcoming Sujata in her new role.

    Computer Communication Review (The ACM Newsletter), The July 2019 Issue
     
    This July 2019 issue contains two technical papers and three editorial notes. In ”Securing Linux with a Faster and Scalable IPtables”, Sebastiano Miano and his colleagues revisit how Linux firewalls work. Since version 2.4.0 of the Linux kernel, iptables has been the standard way of defining firewall rules in Linux. These iptables are widely used, but writing and maintaining them can be difficult. Furthermore, they have some limitations in terms of performance. This paper leverages the eBPF virtual machine that is included in the Linux kernel to propose a replacement for iptables that preserves their semantics while providing im- proved performance. They release their implementation and evaluate its performance in details.
     
    In ”Towards Passive Analysis of Anycast in Global Routing: Unintended Impact of Remote Peering”, Rui Bian et al. analyse the deployment of anycast services. For this, they rely on different BGP routing information and highlight the impact of remote peering on anycast performance. They release their data and analysis scripts.
     
    In addition to these two peer-reviewed papers, this issue contains three editorials. In ”Privacy Trading in the Surveillance Capitalism Age: Viewpoints on ‘Privacy- Preserving’ Societal Value Creation”, Ranjan Pal and Jon Crowcroft reconsider the current Mobile App ecosystem from an economical and privacy viewpoint. They show that the current model is not the only possible one and propose the idea of a regulated privacy trading mechanism that provides a better compromise between privacy and the commercial interests of companies. In ”Datacenter Congestion Control: Identifying what is essential and making it practical”, Aisha Mushtaq et al. take a step back at the datacenter congestion control problem. They argue that congestion control mechanisms that use Shortest-Remaining- Processing-Time are the best solution and discuss in the paper how commodity switches could be modified to support it. Finally, in ”The 11th Workshop on Active Internet Measurements (AIMS-11) Workshop Report”, kc Claffy and Dave Clark summarise the discussions at the latest AIMS workshop. They mention several new measurement ini- tiatives and interesting research projects.

  • July 26, 2019

    June 2019 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    ACM SIGCOMM 2019 lifetime award goes to Prof. Mark Handley
    ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Test of Time award
    ACM SIGCOMM 2019 lifetime award goes to Prof. Mark Handley
    Call for Participation, ACM SIGCOMM 2019 (Early registration deadline: July 12th, 2019)
    Call for Site Proposals, ACM CoNEXT 2020
    Call for Papers, The 15th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and 
    Communications Systems (ANCS '19)
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    ACM SIGCOMM 2019 lifetime award goes to Prof. Mark Handley
     
    The annual SIGCOMM Award, presented at the SIGCOMM Technical Conference, recognizes lifetime contribution to the field of communication networks. Congratulations to Prof. Mark Handley, who is recognized “for fundamental contributions to Internet multimedia, multicast, congestion control, and multi-path networks, and the standardization of Internet protocols in these domains”.
     
    The ACM SIGCOMM 2019 lifetime award committee comprised: Anja Feldman (MPI), Ellen Zegura (Georgia Tech), Hari Balakrishnann (MIT), Srinivasan Keshav (University of Waterloo), and Sujata Banerjee (VMWare, chair).
     

    ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Test of Time award
     
    The ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award recognizes a paper published 10 to 12 years in the past in Computer Communication Review or any SIGCOMM sponsored or co-sponsored conference that is deemed to be an outstanding paper whose contents are still a vibrant and useful contribution today. For 2019, the selected paper is "VL2: A Scalable and Flexible Data Center Network" by Albert Greenberg, James Hamilton, Navendu Jain, Srikanth Kandula, Changhoon Kim, Parantap Lahiri, Dave Maltz, Parveen Patel, and Sudipta Sengupta.
     
    The ACM SIGCOMM 2019 test of time award committee comprised: Hitesh Ballani (MSR, chair), Mark Handley(UCL), Z. Morley Mao (UMich), and Mohammadreza Alizadeh Attar (MIT).
     

    ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Networking Systems Award
     
    The SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award is awarded to an institution or individual(s) to recognize the development of a networking system that has had a significant impact on the world of computer networking. For 2019, the award goes to: "Multipath TCP implementation in the Linux kernel".
     
    The main developers were: Christoph Paasch, Sebastien Barre, Gregory Detal.
     
    However, any recognition should also mention the other researchers who have contributed to the code. Based on the published change logs, these include (in alphabetical order) :
    Andreas Ripke (NEC), Andreas Seelinger (RWTH Aachen), Andrei Maruseac (Intel), Baptiste Jonglez (Univ. Grenoble Alpes), Benjamin Hesmans (UCLouvain), Brandon Heller (Stanford University), Catalin Nicutar (PUB Bucharest), Christian Pinedo (University of the Basque Country), Cristina Ciocan (Intel), Doru Gucea (Intel), Duncan Eastoe, Enhuan Dong, Evelina, Fabien Duchêne (UCLouvain), Fabrizio Demaria (Intel), François Finfe (Tessares), Irina Tirdea (Intel), Jaehyun Hwang (Bell Labs and Samsung Electronics), Jakko Korkeaniemi (Aalto University), John Ronan (TSSG), Jorge Boncompte, Kenjiro Nakayama (Red Hat Japan), Kristian Evensen, Lavkesh Lahngir, Matthieu Baerts (Tessares), Mihai P. Andrei (Intel), Niels Laukens (VRT Belgium), Niels Möller (SouthPole), Octavian Purdila (Intel), Per Hurtig (Karlstads University), Savvas Zannettou, Sebastien Duponcheel (OVH), Stefan Sicleru (Intel), Takumi Shinkai, Tim Froidcoeur (Tessares), Valentin Ilie (Intel), Viet-Hoang Tran (UCLouvain), Vlad Dogaru (Intel)
     
    The 2019 networking systems award committee comprised: Ratul Mahajan (University of Washington), Kun Tan (Huawei), Xiaowei Yang (Duke University).
     
    You can find more details about the award at http://www.sigcomm.org/content/sigcomm-networking-systems-award.
     

    Call for Participation: ACM SIGCOMM 2019 (Early registration deadline: July 12th, 2019)
     
    ACM SIGCOMM 2019, Beijing, China, August 19th – 24th, 2019
    https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/
     
    The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to ACM SIGCOMM 2019, to be held in Beijing, China on August 19-24, 2019. SIGCOMM is the flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) on the applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communication.
     
    This year presents the following shining features:
     
    - The first time for SIGCOMM to be held in mainland China
    - The 50th anniversary of SIGCOMM
    - Keynote speech by Mark Handley, who will receive SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award for fundamental contributions to Internet multimedia, multicast, congestion control, and multi-path networks, and the standardization of Internet protocols in these domains.
    - 32 high quality papers and a number of attractive demos and posters
    - 6 workshops, 4 tutorials, a Hackathon covering a wide range of interests
    - The mix of modern and historic buildings and culture in Beijing; We have a number of exciting events, e.g., banquet, student dinner, and recruitment booths supported by from a large number of premier sponsors
     
    We hereby encourage you to note the early registration deadline: July 12th, 2019 (registration details at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/registration.html) and book your trip early (Hotel info at https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/hotel.html)

     

    Call for Site Proposals, ACM CoNEXT 2020
     
    The CoNEXT Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for hosting ACM CoNEXT 2020.  The 2020 site is a wildcard, which means it can be held anywhere in the world. Site proposals can be short (about a page), covering the information described here:
    http://www.sigcomm.org/events/conext-conference/site-proposals
    More information about the CoNEXT conference can be found at http://sigcomm.org/events/conext-conference
     
    The deadline for full site proposals is October 15, 2019, but proposers are encouraged to let the steering committee know about their intent to propose earlier.  Please e-mail site proposals, intent to propose, and questions to the SC Chair, Peter Steenkiste (prs@cs.cmu.edu).
     
     

    Call for Papers, The 15th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS '19)
     
    http://www.ancsconf.org
     
    ACM/IEEE ANCS will be held 24th and 25th of September, 2019 in Cambridge, UK, and is the premier forum for presenting and discussing original research that explores the relationship between the algorithms and architectures of data communication networks and the hardware and software elements from which these networks are built. ANCS focuses on architectures for networking and communication in the broad sense, including novel architectures, architectural 
    support for advanced communication, algorithms and protocols for advanced architectures, software and applications for next-generation networking architectures, co-design of computer and network systems, and methodology and benchmarking for evaluating advanced communication architectures.
     
    The conference seeks an emphasis on the applicability and feasibility of approach,  and will prioritize implementation and measurement-led submissions. Authors are invited to include artifacts and data sets as part of their submission, and those would be looked favourably by the committee. Submissions are double blind (details http://www.ancsconf.org). 
     
    IMPORTANT DATES
    Abstract submission deadline: July 7th, 2019
    Full paper submission deadline: July 15th, 2019
    Author notification: August 9th, 2019

     

  • July 26, 2019

    May 2019 SIGCOMM Newsletter
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    Call for Nominations, the SIGCOMM rising star award
    Call for Participation, SIGCOMM 2019
    Call for Papers, ACM CoNEXT 2019
    SIGCOMM 2019 Hackathon on "Measuring and debugging real network systems"
    Workshop on Foundations of Routing (WFR)
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    Call for Nominations, the SIGCOMM rising star award
     
    Nominations for the SIGCOMM Rising Star Award are due by July 15th 2019.
     
    Each year, ACM SIGCOMM presents a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual within 10 years from receiving their Ph.D. or equivalent degree - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her career. Depth, impact, and novelty of the researcher's contributions will be key criteria upon which the Rising Star award committee evaluate the nominees. Also of particular interest are strong research contributions made independently from the nominee's PhD advisor.
     
    All nominations should be sent to the SIGCOMM awards chair.
     

    Call for Participation, SIGCOMM 2019
     
    The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to ACM SIGCOMM 2019, to be held in Beijing, China on August 19-24, 2019. Registration is open. For more details, please see https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/registration.html. Details on visa requirements and visa support letter can also be found here: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/visa.html.
     

    Call for Papers, ACM CoNEXT 2019: The 15th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies
     
    Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    December 9-12, 2019
    Website: https://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2019
     
    Important Dates (hard deadlines, no extensions will be given):
    Abstract Registration: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (6PM EDT)
    Paper Submission: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (6PM EDT)
    Please submit your papers at: https://conext19.hotcrp.com/

    SIGCOMM Hackathon on "Measuring and debugging real network systems"
    We would like to invite you to the first SIGCOMM Hackathon on "Measuring and debugging real network systems", to be held on August 24, 2019 in Beijing, China, as part of the SIGCOMM 2019 conference: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2019/hackathon.html
     
    Students (undergraduates and graduates, junior and senior PhDs), researchers (research assistants, post-graduates, research scientists), developers, and network engineers are invited to participate. Registration for the Hackathon is separate from the SIGCOMM conference; conference registration is not required.
    Apply by filling out this form:
    https://forms.gle/yzntS1VFoSLE2NEo6
     
    For any further queries, please email the Hackathon team at:
    Hongqiang Liu <hongqiang.liu@alibaba-inc.com>, Alibaba Group, US
    Hongbin Luo <luohb@buaa.edu.cn>, BUAA, China
     

    The April 2019 issue of Computer Communications Review is available 
    The last issue of SIGCOMM’s newsletter is available on CCROnline and the ACM Digital Library:  https://ccronline.sigcomm.org/2019/the-april-2019-issue/
     

    Workshop on Foundations of Routing (WFR)
    Workshop on Foundations of Routing at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY on June 19th and 20th, 2019.
     
    The workshop will feature invited talks from an all-star lineup representing the networking and theory communities including:

    • Marco Chiesa (KTH)
    • Michael Dimitz (Johns Hopkins)
    • Monia Ghobadi (MIT)
    • Hongqiang Liu (Alibaba)
    • Harald Räcke (Munich)
    • Jennifer Rexford (Princeton)
    • Aaron Sidford (Stanford)
    • Vyas Sekar (CMU)

    Further details are available on the workshop website:
    http://network-programming.org/wfr/
     
    If you are interested in the theory and practice of routing, please register and join us in Ithaca in June!
     

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